SOURCE: RainStor (formerly Clearpace)

RainStor (formerly Clearpace)

May 13, 2014 08:59 ET

RainStor Certified to Run on Hadoop-Powered Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.1

RainStor Provides Active Archive Application Capabilities for the Enterprise

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - RainStor, provider of the most efficient enterprise data store for Big Data, today announced that RainStor 5.5 has been certified to run on Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.1, the industry's only completely open, enterprise Hadoop platform. RainStor and Hortonworks have been collaborating since January 2012, when RainStor joined the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program offering a Big Data Archive solution on Hadoop for analytics against historical data to meet both business and compliance demands.

This new certification goes further, enabling Hortonworks' customers to run RainStor natively on HDFS, while offering enterprise-grade security features -- including data encryption and masking -- integrated with a highly efficient data store that utilizes market-leading compression. RainStor was certified on a Kerberos-enabled HDP cluster running YARN, and was tested to ensure that RainStor's compressed data files stored on HDFS remain fully accessible via Hive, Pig, and MapReduce, as well as RainStor's own MPP SQL query engine, even when operating in a secure Hadoop environment.

"HDP provides an excellent compute and storage platform for our secure data archiving solution. With HDP, customers can scale out archives to address the need to store more records for longer, for both analytics and data governance purposes," said Mark Cusack, chief architect at RainStor. "We always ensure that RainStor is supported on the latest Hortonworks release, so that our customers can take full advantage of new capabilities that become available as HDP moves forward."

RainStor provides a comprehensive portfolio of enterprise features running on HDP to ensure data privacy, protection against insider threats, and also adherence to strict data governance and a number of industry-specific compliance regulations. Active Archive use-cases include off-load from enterprise data warehouses for which RainStor has custom-built connectors, including bi-directional data movement between Teradata and RainStor. This environment generally comprises sensitive, critical data that has to be managed and secured to exacting standards, which RainStor delivers while leveraging the power and scale of Hadoop.

About RainStor
RainStor provides the world's most efficient database that reduces the cost, complexity and compliance risk of managing enterprise data. RainStor's patented technology enables customers to cut infrastructure costs by 90%. RainStor scales anywhere; on-premise or in the cloud and natively on Hadoop. Among RainStor's customers are 20 of the world's largest communications providers and 10 of the biggest banks and financial services organizations, who use RainStor to manage historical data, while saving millions. For more info: or join the conversation: @rainstor.

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